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Steve Motlagh, owner of Village Pizza, sits at a booth with an extra-large pepperoni and mushroom pizza, fresh from a stone oven. 
Steve Motlagh, owner of Village Pizza, sits at a booth with an extra-large pepperoni and mushroom pizza, fresh from a stone oven. 

Enjoy fresh pizza with toasty stone oven flavor at Village Pizza!


Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Issue 09, Volume 17.
Nathalie Taylor
Special to the Village News
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Maybe I am a bit biased when it comes to Village Pizza, but that bias is born of almost 14 years of taste tests. Whenever our family gets together at home and no one is interested in cooking, Village Pizza saves the day. I think that, over the years, we have gone through the entire pizza repertoire. Our family vegetarian loves the "Vegetarian" pizza loaded with tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, onions and bell pepper. Of course, the beauty of a pizza restaurant with 20 topping selections is that you can create your own pizza. My sister-in-law’s favorite is Canadian bacon and pineapple.

No matter what topping is selected, you can be assured that the pizza will be outstanding. Why? Because Village Pizza always uses fresh ingredients. All of the sauces are made fresh each day. Toppings are fresh as well – the meat is sliced on site and the vegetables are painstakingly chopped every day. Even the mozzarella cheese is grated fresh daily.

The creation of a pizza starts in the early morning hours. That’s when owner Steve Motlagh sifts and mixes, creating new dough every day.

"It is fresh every day," explained Fariba, his wife, "and Steve must make the dough early because it needs to rise."

When the dough is stretched over the pan, the sauce is spread and the toppings are placed, it’s time for the pizza to be baked. Stone ovens ensure that the pizza is cooked evenly; and a side benefit is the marvelous toasted flavor. The crust is just crisp enough to hold the melted cheese/cooked toppings in place while you lift a slice. Taste a Village Pizza and you’ll want to scrape the pan clean. Don’t let any of that fresh mozzarella go to waste!

Village Pizza is located in Bonsall River Village at 5256 S. Mission Rd., Ste. 832. Call them at: (760) 414-9899. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The website is: villagepizzabonsall.com.

For those who don’t want take-out, Village Pizza offers a sparkling, colorful, and newly renovated dining area.


 

7 comments

Comment Profile ImageA.H.
Comment #1 | Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm
From a guy that owned 4 pizza restaurants up north many years ago, this pizza is unique in the process these days and my favorite of all time.
Comment Profile ImagePessimistic
Comment #2 | Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm
I have popped into this fine restaurant many times over the years, since it opened, and Steve & Fariba Motlagh have always been inside working. I don't care what day of the week I have visited I cannot recall a time when at least one, but usually both, are there. Do these wonderful people ever get a break to take a well deserved vacation?

Not only is their pizza quite tasty, but they make some mean toasted sandwiches too!!! And their salads are always fresh and crisp!

Keep up the good work!
Comment Profile ImageMrs. Perez
Comment #3 | Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm
I love your pizza, hot wing and the best of all your salads!!!! And the great service..very friendly... And everytime I have bdays this the first place I think of..the very best....
Comment Profile ImageJoker
Comment #4 | Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm
Just wish they would keep their lunch specials on weekends. Other then that, they're pizza is great!
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #5 | Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm
I have but one word to say. YUM!!
Comment Profile ImageThe Truth
Comment #6 | Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 8:57 am
I use to go to Vince's all the time. I still do stop in and get a slice or two when I go to Major Market. Anyhow somebody told me about this place and I have to say. It is, the real deal. The pizza is great stuff and the meatball sandwiches are tops as well.
Comment Profile Imagetdave
Comment #7 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:10 am
This is a hidden gem. Pizza, pasta and sandwiches are all great. My favorite place in Bonsall/FB.

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